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is investigating general john allen. he is the successor. the feds found 20 in the pages of potentially inappropriate e- mails -- 20,000 pages of potential inappropriate e-mails between him and jill kelley. like i said it is getting more complicated. cbs reporter elizabeth cook sorts it out. >> day of revelations. -letters start with the -- let's start with the woman who cia director david petraeus was having an affair. the fbi removed evidence from her home. agents have been looking at e- mails at he sent to jill kelley. those e-mails don't look like a threat to national security they seem to be snarky messages with a jealous message. >> reporter: jill kelley has done fundraising for the military. paula broadwell saw her as a romantic rival. paula broadwell sent jill kelley anonymous e-mails from a secret account that her and david petraeus shared. when the fbi started poking around, agents thought someone breached david petraeus' private e-mail account but it turned out they stumbled on a secret communication system they used to communicate. some of the messages sexually explicit. dav
the pentagon is investigating e- mails general john allen traded with a florida woman. who is she? bob orr and john miller investigate. nancy cordes on the president's next cabinet. who's coming and who's going in the top jobs? the head of the specialty pharmacy linked to a deadly meningitis outbreak is called before congress. jim axelrod on t investigation. and they faced down a mass murderer. elaine quijano with the officer who was shot 12 times as he and his partner stopped a bloodbath. >> i confronted evil in the parking lot and evil was not going to leave. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. general john allen, the general in charge of the war in afghanistan, is under investigation tonight in connection with the same woman who helped bring down the director of the c.i.a., retired general david petraeus. now general allen's nomination to be supreme allied commander of nato is on hold. two of the top military men of their generation have been brought low by their acquaintance with jill kelley, a tampa socialite
to the department of defense a matter involving general john allen. >> the pentagon is rocked as a top u.s. general is linked to the petraeus scandal. >> u.s. commander in afghanistan is under investigation for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelley. >> the sex scandal began when kelley received harassing e-mails from petraeus' biographer and mistress paula broadwell. >> fbi agents were at paula broadwell's north carolina home last night for more than four hours. >> the fbi agent who launched the investigation has sent shirtless pictures of himself to jill kelley. >> you know remember when we said you couldn't have made this case up. >>> president obama will likely nominate u.s. ambassador susan rice to replace hillary clinton as secretary of state. >> the founder of the mcafee software company is wanted for questioning in a murder. mcafee hasn't been seen since. >>> evacuated south of san francisco, huge water main break, cars up to their tires in water and mud. >>> a flight in brazil almost ended in tragedy and every dramatic moment, all of i
john mccain about the pentagon scandal and why he wants to stop president obama's choice for secretary of state. >>> and target employees are fighting back after being told they have to open stores on thanksgiving night. >>> we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >>> no one should leap to any conclusions. no one should leap to any conclusions here, until we determine what the facts are. and we will. >> the pentagon responds to a growing scandal surrounding general allen and former cia director petraeus. >>> sources tell cbs news that paul wra broadwell, alleged mistress of general petraeus, warned general allen that she was a seductress. >> allen denies any wrongdoing as investigators look through 20,000 to 30,000 pages of documents. >> 30,000 pages of e-mails. there is a fine line between seduction and spamming someone. >>> president obama holds his first full news conference today since being re-elected. it is expected he will talk about the so-called fiscal cliff. >> americans want action, not political posture. >> the only thing standing
-mails between general john allen and one of the women in the center of the controversy. filling the void with the abrupt departure from david petraeus from the cia, a look at the man likely to replace him as keeper of this country's secrets. >>> and sandy sales. while thousands of victims struggle in the aftermath of hurricane sandy, the damage brought on by the storm is giving one industry a boost. captioning funded by cbs good morning, everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. this morning, one of america's highest ranking military leaders has been caught up in the investigation that led to the resignation of cia director david petraeus. general john allen is the top u.s. commander in afghanistan. allen is under investigation by the pentagon for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelly. she's the tampa, florida, woman, who is said to have received threatening e-mails from petraeus's mistress. a pentagon official says allen and kelly exchanged up to 30,000 communications between 2010 and 2012. it's unclear if they were involved in sexual matters or classified inform
it. >> pelley: in the same question, the president was asked about general john allen, commander of the u.s. forces in afghanistan and his nominee to lead nato. but mr. obama was silent on allen. the same f.b.i. investigation uncovered e-mails between allen and a socialite, jill kelly, who hosted functions for central command in tampa, where both petraeus and allen had worked. based on those e-mails, mr. obama placed allen's nomination to nato on hold. bob orr has our story tonight from washington. >> reporter: the career of general john allen hinges on the content of some 200 e-mails he exchanged with jill kelly. sources say allen was confronted with some of the e-mails by the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff martin dempsey. allen's attorney late today issued a statement saying general allen intends to fully cooperate with the inspector general investigators and directed his staff to do the same. allen has told officials he's done nothing wrong and has written nothing to kelly that would preclude his nomination. officials have characterized the communications with kelly as
.s. commander in afghanistan to the scandal. >> reporter: general john allen the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, is now linked to the scandal involving former cia director david petraeus. pentagon investigators are looking into e-mail communications between allen and tampa socialite jill kelley that some have characterized as flirtatious. kelley is the woman who went to the fbi with inspection threatening e-mails that agents traced to petraeus' alleged girlfriend paula broadwell. one senior defense official says the general allen investigation centers on about 20,000 pages of documents. another says allen and kelley only exchanged a few hundred e- mails over a number of years. and that the vast majority of them are completely innocuous. kelley's brother defended her character. >> i know who my sister is. and i know she's a good mother and a good wife. >> reporter: allen remains in command of 68,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan. he was supposed to be here on capitol hill this week for hearings on his nomination to be supreme u.s. commander in europe. now, that's on hold. >> the pres
massacred. an american soldier stands accused. john blackstone is covering the case. new details on what forced david whateus to quit the c.i.a.. will the scandal compromise the war on terror? reports from bob orr and david david. two weeks after sandy, why can't tw they get the lights back on? >> it's mind-boggling. > pelley: mark strassmann investigates. and on this veterans day, michelle miller reports it's not just service members scarred by post-traumatic stress disorder, it's their families, too. >> i was having nightmares about iraq, a place i've never been. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" y cbh scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening an american soldier accused of a elley:ic war crime watched in a courtroom as children described m as crders of their families. of te were two days of testimony e wehe case of staff sergeant robert bales. bales is charged with 16 counts ts pre-meditated murder and six ntunts of attempted murder. prosecutors say that for reasons unknown bales walked off his post in afghanistan in the middle of the night then shot and s
emails to petraeus and other senior military leaders besides general john allen. he's the top commander in afghanistan. meanwhile the fbi agent frederick humphries who launched the investigation of emails is being investigated by the fbi for his role in the case. specifically why he took concerns about this case to republican members of congress. house and senate panels are expected to meet again today with fbi and cia officials. they want to know whether national security was jeopardized and why congress didn't know about the investigation sooner. during a news conference on wednesday president obama praised david petraeus. >> general petraeus had an extraordinary career. he served this country with great distinction in iraq, in afghanistan and as head of the cia. by his own assessment he did not meet the standards that he felt were necessary as the director of the cia with respect to this personal matter that he's now dealing with, with his family and with his wife. and it's on that basis that he tendered his resignation and i accepted it. >> the house panel is looking into the govern
.e.a.l.s are accused of revealing secrets in a video game. john miller looks at how publicity may be hurting the s.e.a.l.s. >>> first a look at today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >> we're not going over the cliff. we're determined not to go over the cliff. >> nerves rattled in washington and on wall street over a looming fiscal crisis. >> budget cuts and tax increase that will kick in on january 1st unless congress and the president reach a deal. >> raising tax rate sincere unacceptable. and, frankly, it couldn't even pass the house. >> president obama is expected to deliver his first remarks on his agenda since election night. >> everybody is talking about the fiscal cliff. and i would be talking about the fiscal cliff, too, if i knew what the hell it was. >> i can't get through friday with this amount of gas. i'm really stuck. >> parts of new york rationing gas in the wake of superstorm sandy. >> extreme weather, i believe, is here to stay. climate change is a reality. >>> judge sentenced jared lee loughner to life in prison in the massacre that injured gab
the former cia director general david petreaus. >> the investigation now involving general john allen who replaced petreaus as the top american commander in afghanistan and last night the fbi searched the north carolina home of paula broadwell with whom petreaus had an affair. tara mergener has the latest. >> reporter: ordering a pentagon investigation of one of the nation's highest profile u.s. military officials. general john allen, the man who succeeded david petreaus as head of the international forces in afghanistan is linked to the investigation involving his predecessor. secretary of defense leon panetta says the fbi has turned the case over to department of defense investigators. the senior u.s. defense official says the inquiry centers around potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley, the florida woman who sparked an investigation that led to petreaus' resignation as head of the cia. >> if you know my sister like i said, she is a dedicated mother and wife. >> reporter: kelley went to the fbi when she received threatening e-mails from an anonymous source. those
and republican house speaker john boehner are talking about a new spirit of cooperation. but there are battles ahead and we have a team of correspondents covering this fresh start with old players in washington. first, nancy cordes with the president. >> reporter: the president and his family boarded air force one in chicago this afternoon after a visit to campaign headquarters where president obama embraced his campaign manager, jim messina, and elated staffers and volunteers. despite all the talk beforehand of a razor tight race, in the end president obama captured all but two of the states he won in 2008. i just spoke with governor romney and i congratulated him and paul ryan on a hard-fought campaign. (applause) we may have battled fiercely, but it's only because we love this country deeply and we care so strongly about its future. >> reporter: before a cheering crowd of thousands in south chicago, president obama laid out an ambitious second-term agenda: deficit reduction, tax code reform, immigration reform, and energy independence. big goals that have inspired and divided the two partie
official is under the microscope for inappropriate e-mails. >> reporter: general john allen, the man who succeeded david petraeus is now linked to the fbi investigation involving his predecessor. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. >> reporter: secretary of defense leon panetta has turned it over to investigators. it centers around potentially inappropriate e-mails around jill kelley. >> if you know my sister, like i said, she is a dedicated mother and dedicated wife. >> reporter: kelley went to the fbi when she received threatening e-mails from an anonymous source. they were reportedly from broadwell. monday night fbi investigators searched broadwell's home. agents isn't say -- didn't say what they were looking for but carried out boxes and a computer. president obama has now agreed to put the general's confirmation for that poston hold. >> while this matter is under investigation and before the facts are determined, general commander will remain. >> reporter: general allen denies he's done anything wrong. tara merger. >> they had already named his replacement fo
others, heard his fate today. john blackstone was in the courtroom. they have no power, no heat, no gasoline. then the ice and snow came. mark strassman on the long n on thefter hurricane sandy. members of the navy seal team 6 are disciplined for helping to produce a video game. david martin has the story. and seth doane with folks picking up the pieces of their lives one memory at a time. >> this was the cookie-- the cookie press that i made the cookies at christmas time. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. oo pelley: good evening. en a tucson, arizona, courtroom, odayer congresswoman gabby giffords cape face to face today d th the man who tried to kill her. 24-year-old jared loughner. en january of last year, loughner, mentally ill and armed with a semiautomatic pistol, tried to assassinate giffords, raising his gun to her head and firing. then he kept shooting, killing six, wounding 13. loughner pleaded guilty, and today a federal judge sentenced him to seven life terms, one for pch of the dead, plus one more for attempting to kill a
director john dickerson. david, i want to go back to you. someone was just saying your twitter feed-- >> dee dee made that point. i want to make clear-- i'm not condoning what david petraeus did, nor what the woman did. you know, but i do think that people are human. we have worked for human leaders ourselves, dee dee. and we understand that people ought to be sort of-- take it in context and understand when people are human they make mistakes. some of our greatest moral leaders have done that. there's just a new book out about thomas jefferson and his weaknesses he experienced in life. and yet he was a great leader of this country. what i do believe is that we should see it in the larger context and that is general petrace has given this country distinguished service for over 40 years. he has put his life on the line on a continuous basis. he was nearly killed in service earlier on. and he has been a wonderful, wonderful role model for a lot of people, and we ought to understand his humanness and appreciate that. >> i think the american people are willing to forgive leaders for the
after me. >> reporter: and that's just what senator john mccain did a short time later. he has been one of rice's fiercest critics. >> first and foremost, the president of the united states, the commander in chief is the most responsible. and i hope the president has no illusions about our view of his responsibility. >> reporter: mr. obama was also asked about the most pressing economic issue facing him and congress, the fiscal cliff. >> but what i'm not going to do is to extend bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% that we can't afford and, according to economists, will have the least positive impact on our economy. a modest tax increase on the wealthy is not going to break their backs. >> one of the most frequent criticisms we've heard from members on both sides is that you haven't done enough to reach out and build relationships. are there concrete ways you plan to approach your relationships with congress in the second term? >> look, i think there's no doubt that i can always do better. i think all of us have responsibilities to see if there are things we can improve on. i don't exemp
petreaus. >> the investigation now involves general john allen who replaced petreaus adds top american commander in afghanistan and last night they searched the home of paula broadwell of whom petreaus had that extramarital fair with. tara mergener has the latest from washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it becomings more complicated by the day, the latest development threatening the career of one o of the biggest names in the u.s. military. general john allen, the man who succeeded david petreaus as head o of the international forces in afghanistan is linked to the fbi investigation involving his predecessor. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. >> reporter: secretary of defense leon panetta says the fbi has turned it over to the department of nefs investigator -- defense investigators. it centers around potentially inappropriate e-mails with jill kelley. that woman who sparked the investigation that led to petreaus' resignation from the head of the cia. >> my sister is a dedicated mother and wife. >> reporter: she first went to the fbi when she
sisters organized volunteers to help reclaim the community. john mccann's basement, for example, eight feet of salt water destroyed it. today, four volunteers help mccann strip it bear to prevent mold. they were sent by the jordan sisters. >> they took the bull by the horns and they've been running with it ever since. >> when we sent out volunteers, we would say, "you're going to gloria's house. her husband passed away, and she's there all by herself, and she needs her basement." >> reporter: doing that kind of thing just multiplied throughout the community. >> and it-- the word spread like wildfire. >> reporter: howard schneider is glad it did. accepted hit him hard. >> when we come here, sometimes there's strangers in our house just digging. >> reporter: a falank of volunteers dug the beach out of schneider's basement. he said never in his life has he hugged so many strangers. >> what these volunteers have done just today alone would have taken me five months to do. >> the jordan sisters take no credit. >> i'm astounded by the response from new york, how they've come down in droves.
listened to you. >> reporter: and the gop listened too. house speaker john boehner promised his party is willing to get down to business. >> the republican majority here in the house stands ready to work with you to do what's best for our country. >> reporter: both sides will be put to the test almost immediately. the president and congress will have to work together to overcome the looming fiscal cliff. that would involve automatic drastic spending cuts and tax increases at the end the year if no deal is reached. both sides are indicating a give and take. >> we're willing to accept new revenue under the right conditions. what matters is where the increased revenue comes from and what type of reform comes with it. >> it's better to dance than to fight. it's better to work together. >> reporter: and voters are counting on it. tara mergener for cbs news, the white house. >>> cbs moneywatch time now on a thursday. worries about the fiscal cliff are already affecting stocks around the world. erica ferrari with more on that. >> reporter: asian markets tumbled over worries about the looming
of compromise, consensus building. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner said republicans are willing to raise revenue but only under certain conditions. >> what matters is where the increased revenue comes from and what type of reform comes with it. >> reporter: vice president biden is certain a solution can be found. >> we're not going over the cliff. we're determined not to go over the cliff. i think better heads will prevail. >> reporter: finding a solution in a lame duck congress could prove complicated. and that report from the congressional budget office also said if no agreement is reached the jobless rate would go up to 9.1% next year. >> susan mcginnis in washington on a friday morning. thank you so much. here in the northeast recovery from a pair of powerful storms is slow, painful and frustrating. this morning air travel in new york is expected to return to normal following wednesday's nor'easter. the storm complicated problems by superstorm sandy. hundreds of thousands remain without power or heat and can't get fuel. it's so bad doctors without borders set up its ever u.s. clinic.
're joined by senior correspondent john miller, who's been talking to his sources on the story. john, why would the f.b.i. be investigating the communications of the director of the c.i.a.? >> normally that wouldn't be the case. ikat is much more likely here is nica the communications of someone else-- possibly in a foreign country that are now touching the c.i.a. director's communications-- would rise to their attention. and then what happens here is they're looking at these messages and they seem to be cryptic in nature, which raises the question, all right, well, who is this person, what are these communications about, why are they cryptic? that's how the snowball rolls .own the hill. e> >> pelley: so in the normal seurse of business the f.b.i. and counterintelligence is looking for penetration of the c.i.a. and its communications systems? >> exactly. o have it on this level is not elly extraordinarily rare it's unprecedented. >> pelley: i wonder if your sources are telling you about anything about whether any classified information or national secrets were divulged in any of this? >>
david petraeus his job. kelley would e-mail general john allan something like saw you on television and you were terrific and allan would respond with "thanks, sweetheart:" but another senior defense official said some of the e-mails appeared to be more than just friendly exchanges or terms of endearment. allan was in line to become the military head of nato and that is now on hold. so who exactly is jill kelley? she is a 37-year-old married mother of three. she's done a lot of volunteer work with the military in florida but cbs reporter john miller tells us she was caught claiming to be someone she wasn't. >> dr. scott kelley a prominent tampa surgeon and his wife jill, a socialite, are on all the right vip lists at the air force base, but according to current and former military officials, jill was a force to be reckoned with. kelley participated in events to welcome officer from foreign countries and was even given a certificate naming her honorary ambassador. a state department spokesman went to pains to say the obvious today she was never an official u.s. ambassador. >> she doe
and subplots to rival a soap opera. paula broadwell warned general john allen that jill kelly was a so ductress. broadwell's emails to kelly triggered the investigation. petraeus and kelly wrote letters on behalf of her twin sister in a custody battle. it's turning into a mess that susan mcginnis is covering for us right now. susan, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the overriding concern amid this sex scandal are the national security implications here and today house intelligence leaders morell a leading candidate to replace petraeus at the cia. now paula broadwell and jill kelly two women involved here are not making any statements to the press so far. general allen is considering making a statement. >> susan mcginnis in washington this morning. >>> jill kelley is well-known in social circles for her work with the military community. kelly and her husband often hosted parties for officers and their families. she was given an honorary ambassadorship for her work. over the weekend she made a call to 911 complaining about a reporter near her property claiming she was a diplomat. >> i hav
of the mcafee anti-virus company is declaring his innocence in a murder case. john mcafee has been in hiding from police in belize after his neighbor was found dead on sunday. officers say they just want to talk to him and say he has not been named a suspect. mcafee told wired magazine that he is moving every four hours and is willing to do whatever it takes to stay alive. he believes he's been wrongfully persecuted by officials in that country. >>> a school cafeteria worker has been convicted of terrorizing the mission district by preying on women. a jury convicted 33-year-old frederick dozier of kidnapping, robbery and sexual assault of three women last year. each of the victim's testified during the trial. prosecutors also played taped interviews with police in which dozier admitted to those crimes. >> this is someone that does not belong in the street. this is someone that does not belong in our community. frankly he is an animal. >> dozier faces life in prison when he is sentenced next month. >>> other bay area headlines. police are investigating a break-in at the oakland museum of cali
crow ate jobs for americans. >> john boehner drew a line yesterday, no tax increases for small business. very interesting. thank you, rebecca. >>> more than 120 million americans voted for a president this year but now a much smaller group of people are deciding the government for china. bill whitaker is in china with that story for us. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah. tightly held behind closed doors. unlike the u.s. the chinese people don't have a say. but they're making their voices heard just the same. everything about the 18th party congress is big. beijing's great hall of the people, more than 2,000 delegates, the communist elite carry the enormous weight and pride of history and chiennachina's boundless hope ss for the future. increasingly the hopes of 1.3 billion people clash with the one-party state. by some estimates there are 500 protests in china every day over corruption. last week in the central coastal city, huge protests over the expansion of a petro chemical plant. communist officials say it was good for the economy. 10,000 ang
for the wealthy. >> while members are not supportive of the tax plan, john boehner are urging them to make compromise, something president obama senior adviser david axelrod called encouraging. >> there's money to be gained by closing some of these loopholes and applying them to deficit reductions. >> one half of those automatic spending cuts would affect the defense department's budget. david martin shows us what that means for the military. >> reporter: the dreaded sequestration would double the $500 billion in cuts the pentagon is already planning to make over the next decade. defense secretary panetta has not minced words. >> if sequestration goes into effect it's a disaster for national defense. >> reporter: the strategy of pivoting away from the wars in iraq and afghanistan towards the pacific and an emerging chinese superpower would come undone. >> all of that can go to hell if this congress doesn't face up and deal with the issue of sequestration. >> reporter: in this letter to senators panetta warned by the time sequestration was over the u.s. would have the smallest ground force
general john allen, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, in connection with the scandal that took down cia director david petraeus. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. >> reporter: the fbi gave the pentagon more than 20,000 pages of e-mail communications between general allen and sociality jill kelley. kelley went to the fbi with the anonymous threatening e-mails. agents traced those to paula broadwell and uncovered her affair with petraeus. one defense official described the e-mails between general allen and kelley as flirtatious. another official tells cbs news, some of the e-mails were more than sexy exchanges and may have crossed the line. general allen said he did nothing wrong but for now the capitol hill hearings on his promotion are delayed. >> at request of the secretary of defense, the president has put on hold the promotion. >> general allen and petraeus wrote letters for a custody battle for her sister and more is wanted on the attack in benghazi, libya. >> i think it is imperative that general petraeus come and testify. >> reporter: some congression
out. the petraeus scandal is general advertising general john allen's future. the -- jeopardizing general john allen's future after he exchanged e-mails with a socialite jill kelley. the white house and lawmakers have expressed support for general allen in nato. >> general allen has said that he does not -- has not done anything improper. i think he deserves the benefit of an investigation. >> reporter: one anonymous email from several months ago warned allen to stay away from kelley. sources say the email came from the mistress of david petraeus, paula broadwell. broadwell warned that kelley was a seductress. >>> nancy pelosi says she wants to stay where she is at. at a news conference this morning pelosi says she will seek re-election as the democratic leader of the house. she will have to win a vote during leadership elections after thank. the 72-year-old pelosi -- after thanksgiving. the 72-year-old pelosi served in congress since 1987. she also got a little upset with one reporter during the conference and his question about her position and her age. >> stay on prohibit young
thing which is not surprising actually. >> john, let's talk about this investigation and how this began. the fbi knew about it since the summer. they interviewed paula broadwell. they then interviewed general petraeus two weeks before the election. why didn't the white house know about it? >> you know, they looked at that very carefully, which is what are our notification requirements? they even pulled out the documents and read them and said, you know, do we have a national security issue here? no. it doesn't appear we do. do we have a major security violation here? no. do we have criminal activity here? so notify them about what? >> any time -- >> in the end they notified the director of national intelligence who is up the chain of command. petraeus's essential boss. and said, here it is. now you know about it. >> but they didn't notify him until just the day before the election or the day of the election. >> that's right. and i think what you're going to see here is from the fbi's standpoint and from the director's standpoint, i served under the director. he looks at two things. one,
to broadwell. kelly is connected to another general. america's top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. the pentagon is looking at more than 20,000 documents and e- mails between allen and kelley which some have labeled inappropriate and flirtatious. >> no one should leap to any conclusions. >> reporter: general allen's nomination to be the leader of u.s. forces european command and nato's supreme allied commander is in doubt. >> his nomination has been put on shoulder as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> reporter: the white house says president obama still trusts general allen. >> he has faith in general allen, believes he is doing and has done an excellent job. >> reporter: general joseph dunford will replace general allen in afghanistan as soon as he is confirmed. the president holding a press conference at the white house in about 4.5 hours. he will most definitely face questions about the scandal including his plans for his national security team going forward. also when the white house and when he first got wind of this scandal. >> no kidding. you mentio
, or sudden illness. as we kick off our "food for bay area families" drive, cbs 5 reporter john ramos shows us the importance of food banks. >> just living life. we're just trying to, you know, stay afloat. >> reporter: being a single mother is tough enough in a city like oakland. but when michelle campbell mateo lost her apartment and then her job, she suddenly had to worry about providing enough food for her daughter. >> my family is myself and my daughter and that's it. but that's our family. and we have basic needs. >> reporter: she sought help near at the alameda county community food bank and michelle is not alone. >> we're serving one in six alameda county residents. that's 49,000 people a week. >> reporter: one in six people in alameda county? >> yes. >> reporter: donated food is collected here, boxed up and distributed to people by 275 different agencies in the county. there is no income requirement. food goes to anyone who asks. and the need is growing. each month 10% of the requests for help are coming from first- time callers. michelle says getting back on track is hard when you'
for now, he and john boehner are talking about a new spirit of cooperation in washington. >> we're not as divided as our politics suggested. we're not as cynical as the pundits believe. we're greater than the thumb of our individual ambation. >> reporter: today speaker boehner started open negotiations with the president. >> we're willing to accept new revenue under the right conditions. it matters where it comes from and what type of reform comes with it. if there's a mandate in yesterday's results it's a mandate for us to figure out a way to work together. >> reporter: now there's a new idea thrown out by the house speaker. he's saying why don't we delay the fiscal cliff all together for a year and in the meantime congress can work on reforming taxes and social security. >> the dow plunged 312 points today, its worst day in the year. a lot of talk is that wall street is worried a second term president obama will want tougher regulations. cbs money watch points out two hours before the opening bell the president of the european central bank admitted the euro zone crisis is now
general. america's top commander in afghanistan, general john allen. the pentagon is looking at moshe 20,000 documents and e- mails between allen and kelly which some labeled inappropriate and flirtatious. >> no one should leap to any conclusions. >> general allen's nomination could be the next leader of u.s. forces european command and nato's supreme allied commander is in doubt. >> his nomination is on hold as a prudent measure until we determine the facts. >> reporter: the white house still trusts general allen. general joseph dunford will replace general allen in afghanistan as soon as he is confirmed. the president holds a news conference this afternoon at 1:0 eastern time. he is expected to face some hard questions. and this is his first news conference of his second term. first one he held in 8 months. doesn't want to face this one. those are the tough questions about what when he got wind of this scandal and what's next fortunate security team. >> is there a replacement? >> we don't have confirmation. this is a tough time had the white house had with uncertainly events on afgha
to block the nomination. >> reporter: senators john mccain and lindsey graham say rice was either lying or incompetent when she made this statement five days after the attack. >> we do not have information at present that leads us to conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned. >> reporter: president obama said the ambassador was presenting the intelligence information she was given, to challenge those who attacked ambassador rice. >> if senator mccain and graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> reporter: senator mccain accepted that offer. >> the president of the united states the commander-in-chief is the most responsible and i hope the president has no illusions about our view of his responsibility. >> reporter: mccain and graham want a watergate-style committee to investigate the benghazi attack. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> the military has suspended the security clearance for the woman at the center of the petreaus scandal. paula broadwell a former army intelligence officer who had high clearance. cbs news has learned the identit
years ago, at nearly the same spot, the young american john singer sargent painted the gardens in one of his early masterpieces, a couple out for a stroll at twilight. >> mccullough: there's something magical about this place. i think it's the bridges. i do. there's something about... >> safer: you and your bridges. >> mccullough: ...my bridges. but truly, isn't it wonderful? >> safer: this bridge figures in the story of another american in paris, augustus saint gaudens, a street kid from new york. he was determined to be a sculptor, and scraped together the money to study here. >> mccullough: he got by, barely, almost starving. but he got by and he studied, and he progressed rapidly. >> safer: his greatest works are part of the american landscape: abraham lincoln, in chicago... in boston, a memorial to the black soldiers who fought in the union army... and in new york's central park, the famous statue of civil war general william sherman. saint gaudens suffered from periods of depression, and while working on the sherman sculpture in paris, had a recurrence that one day became unbear
doesn't have to be a fight. >> reporter: republicans are keeping control of the house and speaker john boehner is standing his ground. >> you know, the american people this week didn't give us a mandate to simply do the simple thing. they elected us to lead. they gave us a mandate to work together to do the best for our country. >> reporter: both parties will have to compromise by the end of the year to avoid the so- called "fiscal cliff." if they don't, the country faces a rollback of tax cuts as well as big cuts to defense and social programs. and there will be little time for the winners to celebrate. next tuesday, congress convenes and the top discussion will be on that "fiscal cliff." at the white house, tara mergener cbs 5. >> mitt romney and his wife left their boston hotel this morning. their future is uncertain. romney spent the past six years running for president. what's next? the initial plan is to spend time with family. but his wife recently said he will not run again for president. there is april general consensus the 65-year-old politician was unlikely -- there is a gen
of communication between the president and the house speaker john boehner. >> i'm not wedded to every detail of my plan. i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. >> everyone wants to get our economy moving again. everyone wants to get more americans back to work again. >> reporter: could this be washington code for a real compromise? political science expert max neimann says that's exactly what it is. >> and there's a kind of dance taking place in which each side wants to portray itself as the one that is reasonable. >> reporter: that could be tough on capitol hill. today the president promised to veto any deals that include tax cuts on people making more than $250,000 a year a move republicans say will only cost more jobs. >> if we're serious about reducing the deficit, we have to combine spending cuts with revenue. and that means asking the wealthiest americans to pay a little more in taxes. >> according to the ernst & young raising the top rates would destroy nearly 700,000 jobs in our country. >> reporter: while the president and the speaker are at odds over income taxes on wealthier ame
people got their first look at the damage. john boyle found a boat in his backyard. his 7-year-old vacation home filled with four feet of water. >> it's been through a few storms but this is absolutely the worst. >> reporter: in new york -- >> we putting 12 packs in a bag. >> reporter: volunteers and her daughter fanned out across the city to assist people still struggling. >> we want to help them and give them basic needs. >> reporter: here volunteers are working to distribute the essentials like blankets and water and diapers. all of these supplies have been donated. but some stay the help came too late. -- say the help came too late. >> this has only been maybe a week and a half you know of fresh water but for the first time five, six days no one was down in the rockaways. >> reporter: frustration especially high on long island where more than 130,000 customers are still going without power. [ people chanting ] hundreds of people protested outside long island power authority offices demanding answers. >> just absurd. it's like going on and on and on. end it. >> reporter: the
." and our own john dickerson. election 2012 is in the bookes, but the story is just beginning. and this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning, again. on this veteran's day. and we begin with senator graham who is in clemson, south carolina. senator, thank you for coming. you are on the armed services committee, of course, so i want to start out with this out-of-the blue thunderbolt that hit washington friday concerning david petraeus the c.i.a. director. he resigned, saying he had exercised bad judgment and had an affair. cbs news and several other agencies have now confirmed that the f.b.i. got on to this after a third woman told them she had received threatening e-mails from the woman he has reported to have had the affair with. so i guess i would just simply start, do you have any additional information to any of this? >> no, not really. i was just as surprised and from a national point of view, general petraeus turned around iraq. we were losing in iraq when he took ov
for the country when it comes to fiscal cliff. >> glor: house speaker john boehner held a conference call with his members telling them compromise was needed. obama senior advisor david axelrod called boehner's comments to members encouraging. >> i think there are a lot of ways to skin this cat so long as everybody comes with a positive, constructive attitude toward the task. >> glor: if the automatic spending cuts happen, exactly 50% of the board without fall on the pentagon. national security correspondent david martin lays out what that would mean. e> reporter: the dreaded sequestration would double the $500 billion in cuts the pentagon is already planning to make over the next decade. defense secretary panetta has not minced words about what that would mean. >> if a sequestration is allowed to go into effect it will be a disaster for national defense. >> reporter: according to panetta the new american strategy of pivoting away from the wars in iraq and afghanistan toward the pacific and an emerging chinese superpower would come undone. >> all of that can go to hell if this congress doesn't fac
is synonymous with anti-virus software. and now john mcafee's name is wanted following a murder. he is wanted for questioning in the shooting dow jones of his 52-year-old name. the victim and mcafee had a apparently long-running feud. >> they had a relationship and sort of a history of quarreling, which without knowing the facts it seems to be why they would want to talk to him. >> now this isn't mcafee's first scrape with authorities -- scrape with authorities. he moved there in 2008 and was arrest from what he called bogus charged in 2009. he was also arrested for unlicensed drug manufacturing. >>> four people are under arrest in menlo park. police responded to one of the homes at meddero avenue at about 4:30 this morning. they found two high capacity assault rifles, a 9mm handgun and ten ounces of marijuana. no one was hit by the gunfire but four people between the ages of 19 and 28 have been arrested. they are suspected of being part of a street gang. facing charges that include weapons offenses, conspiracy and marijuana sales. >>> headlines from around the bay area, a traffic accident in
and kelley is connected to another general as well america's top commander in afghanistan general john allen. the pentagon look is at more than 20,000 documents and e- mails between allen and kelley which some have labeled inappropriate and flirtatious. >> no one should leap to any conclusions. >> reporter: general allen's nomination to be the next leader of u.s. forces european command and nato's supreme allied commander is in doubt. >> his nomination has been put on hold as a prudent measure until we determine what the facts are. >> reporter: the white house says president obama still trusts general allen. >> he has faith in general allen, believes he is doing and has done an excellent job. >> reporter: general joseph dunford will replace general allen in afghanistan as soon as he is confirmed. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >> general dunford was named as allen's replacement before news of the scandal came to light. >>> another u.s. general is in hot water. general william kip ward is accused of lavish travel and unauthorized expenses. he has been retired and will retire as 3 stars
of general john allen, the top commander in afghanistan. the pentagon is looking into his email communications with jill kelley, the florida socialite whose complaints uncovered the petraeus affair. >>> if you are walking around flashing a pricy smartphone, get ready for a wake-up call. gadgets thefts are spiking all over the bay area. cbs 5 reporter da lin explains the problem isn't just the thieves. it's also us. >> reporter: a trip on lakeshore avenue in oakland or any bay area city you'll see plenty of eyeballs looking down on smartphones and nothing else. >> and i didn't even pay attention to the camera. >> reporter: we caught one after another so engrossed in their phones that they ignored their surroundings. this man almost bumped into me. some bay area police agencies say that's why they are responding to so many robberies involving cell phones. they say people make themselves easy targets. some people even walk with their $400 and $500 phones out in the open. >> i handed him the phone in the crowded area, once he got his hands on it he was gone. >> reporter: daniel case
: senators john mccain and lindsey graham say rice was either lying or incompetent when she made this statement five days after the attack. >> we do not have information at present that leads us to conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned. >> reporter: president obama said the ambassador was presenting the intelligence information she was given, to challenge those who attacked ambassador rice. >> if senator mccain and graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me. >> reporter: senator mccain accepted that offer. >> the president of the united states the commander-in-chief is the most responsible and i hope the president has no illusions about our view of his responsibility. >> reporter: mccain and graham want a watergate-style committee to investigate the benghazi attack. susan mcginnis, cbs news, washington. >>> the military has suspended the security clearance for the woman at the center of the petreaus scandal. paula broadwell a former army intelligence officer who had high clearance. cbs news has learned the identity of the fbi agent who first
, because it was wonderful. >> reporter: the backing came from john ramsey, a 22-year-old college senior from texas who inherited millions from his grandfather and launched the political action committee. >> we did this to get in the business of freeing america from your phonies and cronies that currently dominate the political establish mefnlt. >> reporter: ramsey is a libertarian who believes in lower taxes, less government spending, and more civil liberties. when ron paul dropped out of the presidential race, ramsey looked for new outlet for his political energy. >> well, superpac, you're able to facilitate a conversation, able to provide voters access to information. >> i'm tim bishop. how are you. >> reporter: democrat tim bishop, five-term new york congressman was the target of another small superpac created to remove him from office. >> big hearts beat big checks every day of the week. >> reporter: bishop was hit by $1 million in negative ads and direct mail from prosperity first. $750,000 came from one constituent, hedge fund manager robert mercer. mercer declined to answer quest
in the 2008 election. and you see the john mccain supporters concentrated inland and the obama supporters on the coast. in 2010 we had a new census and we had a citizens redistricting commission that put together a new group of districts and the 2012 congress enjoyed those new districts and was able to pick up more seats along the coast because the districts follow more closely the partisan break down. so in 2012, democrats were able to pick up three seats and they actually pick up a 4th. that little yellow spot is a perfect example of this. that's district 7 where republican dan lungren has served since 2005. and it's a very close seat, brought to you by redistricting. >> the democrats are probably applauding now the election has come and gone. before it they were like don't do that. >> back in 2008, and again in 2010, that's when the ballot measures were up before voters so that we could create this independent commission instead of letting the legislature create their own lines. when that happened, the democrats were strongly against it. nancy pi rosie was against it -- pilosi was agai
john boehner is standing his ground. >> you know, the american people this week didn't give us a mandate to simply do the simple thing. they elected us to lead. they gave us a mandate to work together to do the best for the country. >> reporter: both parties will have to compromise by the end of the area to avoid the "fiscal cliff." if they don't, the country faces a rollback of tax cuts as well as big cuts to defense and social practices. the main concern about the "fiscal cliff" is it could plunge us back into recession. already, president obama wants to end the tax cuts for the wealthiest americans. but the republicans want the cuts for everyone. so what about mitt romney? he has been on the campaign trail six years now. he says it's probably the end of his political career. he plans to spend more time with his family. he has a lot of family, five sons and 18 grandchildren and he has a 19th one on the way. so dana, i think he has his hands full. >> if he thinks he is going to get some rest, he's not. grace, thank you. >>> four million more hispanics were eligible to vote thi
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